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by Paul Scott
Sun May 27, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 46834

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Uffa et al did beat the Americans with heavier boats......
by Paul Scott
Tue May 22, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 46834

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Thanks Mal, Alistair I'll have pics of the finished product in 3-4 weeks, I hope. Sitting with my stepdad in a CCU 300 miles from home right now to see if he will recover from a stroke, so will have to wait until I can get back in the garage to complete things. Probably easier for anyone who is inte...
by Paul Scott
Mon May 21, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 46834

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Keep it at 50kg. It's a goal that makes for a nice mix in the class. Since I'm on the minimalist end of things, I'd like to see a leeboard made legal, since it makes things simpler, lighter and cheaper. But it would require a support beyond the sheer, or a hole on top of the deck to keep it easy to ...
by Paul Scott
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 46834

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

As long as I've been raving about surf tech:

http://woodsurfboardsupply.com

Something to look at..
by Paul Scott
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 46834

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Another approach by board folk is to make a hollow extruded polystyrene board, using 2" xps (sic). That way you can make a torsion box (or boxes) that are mainly air ( like the IC with the blue foam above ). Xps is good in compression, but little else. More surfboards are using xps inside for the sp...
by Paul Scott
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: AC45 v IC
Replies: 4
Views: 5189

Re: AC45 v IC

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by Paul Scott
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: Donating $$$ to US foru
Replies: 0
Views: 4249

Donating $$$ to US foru

So ARE, over on SA DA in response to me wanting his PDF on the history of canoe sailing UK would like me to donate some of $$$$$ to the USIC. So, how do that?

.??.?.?

PayPal is NOT in the cards....

:?:
by Paul Scott
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Spot On.

Paul
by Paul Scott
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Phil, thanks. I don't know if I agree about ST being faster if the stern was skinnier. He did it for a reason. But you have sailed against him and I have not- yet, since he's in my neck of the woods.

Paul
by Paul Scott
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Christian, thanks- that was a great question.   In a word, simplicity.   I realize that most of the canoes at the worlds were 1st tries at the rule, and as such, there were some bumps and points that occured because of the learning curve.  And I understand that in order to get people interested in t...
by Paul Scott
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Thanks, Neil and Chris. I have been looking at the discussion that led to the rule, and it seems to me without a lot of tacit assumptions, the rule is not easily understood. As an example, when Steve pointed out the Int. 14 angle, I got it. But you know as a windsurfer there are a lot of assumptions...
by Paul Scott
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Niel, those rules match what I printed off the ballot page. Since canoes have been built, measured as legal, and raced, there is a consensus of what a canoe is. And some have been grandfathered in. But the rules do raise questions, like those in my previous post, which I know have been discussed, bu...
by Paul Scott
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rule status
Replies: 54
Views: 54429

Appendix IV #5 on the ballot- b) 1; "The projection on to a horizontal plane of the line of greatest beam shall be a continuous curve, and the bow and stern shall lie inside lines which are at 45 degrees to the center line... 2; the line of the greatest beam may be a combination of convex, concave a...
by Paul Scott
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 121396

Thanks Karl- you're right, it's really really interesting. From the preceding remarks, I thought maybe really skinny changed the handling enough so that what I understood as max beam aftish could move back even more without the usual dramas. Given Bill's talents and Steve's experience, and it seems,...
by Paul Scott
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 121396

Displacement curve?

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